New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education

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  • 2017 Grant & Award Winners
    Award Winners
    Outstanding New York State Superintendent
    DR. RICHARD HUGHES, SUPERINTENDENT Central Valley School District

    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Marvin Cadornigara New Explorations in Science, Technology and Math

    In 2004, Marvin Cadornigara moved from the Philippines to New York City to teach in the city’s public schools. He integrated the use of information and communication technologies in his middle school Science classes in order to achieve both new literacies and scientific inquiry skills. He also used social media as platform for lesson and classroom interactions. Students in his Science class investigated ecological ecosystems and biological microsystems and presented their finding using various communication and presentation technologies. They also gathered, analyzed, and synthesized authentic data from various cyber databases and presented them as projects in class. Since 2010, he has conducted 18 workshops on digital literacy and cyber-enabled learning at local, state, and national teacher workshops and conferences. In 2015, he was invited resource speaker during the first National Digital Educators’ Summit in Manila, Philippines.

    Outstanding Technology Leader
    Rocco Varuolo Westbury Central Schools

    Rocco has supported teachers by providing PD that fosters the use of technology integration for effective and efficient work days. He has supported building the libraries’ makerspaces and incorporating STEAM. At the elementary level, he has facilitated the teaching of Dash and Dot, Makey Makey, and Livestreaming events and morning announcements. Across the district, Rocco has provided PD so staff are able to use, upload and navigate the new evaluation system. Rocco uses the budget he is allocated to support technology resources for the classroom, as well as seeks funding from grant writing to support and improve the district and all its initiatives.

    Rocco Varuolo is an amazing leader who worked relentlessly to make Greenburgh CSD a world class school district. He build partnerships, engages families, supports district initiatives all while having a futuristic vision for advancing teaching and learning by integrating technology. Now, in his new role at Westbury CSD he looks to accomplish similar goals.

    Grant Winners
    Mini Projectors for Multiple points of projection
    Timothy Dawkins South Glens Falls School district

    Programming Autonomous Robotic Control
    Bryan Van Vliet Saugerties Central School District

    Lights! Camera! Stop!
    Scott Reichert Anna S. Kuhl School

    VR Digital Storytelling
    Marc hunt Erie 1 BOCES

    It Takes a Village - 3D Printing
    Benjamin Rudd Village Elementary School, Hilton, NY

    3d Printing Cuts Across the Curriculum
    Claudia abate Westlake High School, Mt. Pleasant Central School

    Creative Technologies in the Classroom
    Stefani Trapani Highland High School

    Creating Connections: Cultural Exploration to Digital Development
    Ryan Bane Hamilton Central School District

  • 2016 Grant & Award Winners
    Grant Winners
    Explore IOT with Pi: Using Raspberry Pi and GrovePi kits to Invent for the Internet of Things
    Jeff Wekar and Marcy Fountain Indian River School District, Philadelphia, NY

    Elementary Robotics, Coding and Playing with Sphero SPRK
    Mary Anne Milano Voorheesville Elementary School, Voorheesville, NY

    Monkey Bot Sparks Ideas
    Tammy Cummings Center for Instructional Technology, Mexico, NY

    Going Green with a Food Computer—A Project with MIT OpenAg Initiative
    Jennifer Hessletine Malone CSD, Malone, NY

    Supporting STEAM with 3d Scanning and Printing
    Corey Flynn Potsdam CSD, Potsdam, NY

    Working Collaboratively to Create, Invent, Tinker and Share
    Andrew Nikola Wappingers Central School, Poughkeepsie, NY

    Computers: Learn What They Can Do From the Inside Out
    Julia Hannibal William Floyd CSD, Moriches, NY

    Award Winners
    Outstanding New York State Superintendent
    Robert Horan, Superintendent Schodack Central School District

    Outstanding New York State Education Technology Leader
    Shelly O'Boyle Southwestern Central School District

    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Michael Drezek Lake Shore Central School District

  • 2015 Grant & Award Winners
    Award Winners
    Outstanding New York State Superintendent
    Dr. Paul Alioto, Superintendent Dansville Central School District

    Outstanding New York State Education Technology Leader
    Darlene Rowsam, Technology Coordinator Copenhagen Central School District

    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Kristina Holzweiss Bay Shore Middle School

    Grant Winners
    Take a Bite Out of Pi: Using Raspberry Pi Kits to Teach Students Computer Coding
    Jeff Wekar and Marcy Fountain Philadelphia, NY

    Computer Coding and World Languages
    Maria Mullbauer Yorkshire, NY

    Young Global Citizens use STEM Rockets to Aid Nations in Crisis
    Ellen Harp Brighton, NY

    Empowering At-Risk Students in a Blended Learning Lab
    Cassandra Horton Wappingers Central School

    Enhancing Student Learning with iPads
    Amanda Pacanowski Fredonia CSD

  • 2014 Grant & Award Winners
    Award Winners
    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Mary Howard Grand Island CSD

    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Christopher Kauter Deer Park UFSD

    Outstanding NYS Leader Award
    Janelle Rinker Dansville Central School District

    Outstanding Superintendent Award
    Scott Connell Copenhagen Central School District

    Grant Winners
    Hands-on Healthy Learning Using iPads and Apple TV
    Joanne Lotter Fredonia, CSD

    Connecting DIY and Literacy
    Megan Cernaro Palermo Elementary

    Physics with Video Analysis
    Jeff Salerno Lakeshore CSD

    3rd Grade Chromebook Pilot
    Aaron Pascucci Urban Choice Charter School

    The Portable Math and Science Lab - Chromebooks and Vernier Labquest 2
    Jesse Fitzgerald Niskayuna CSD

    iPad Partner Power
    Jennifer Kibler Parkdale Elementary

  • 2013 Grant & Award Winners
    Award Winners
    Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award
    Andrew Wheelock Erie 1 BOCES

    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Marc Hunt Erie 1 BOCES

    Grant Winners
    Using iPads with struggling readers to improve reading fluency and comprehension
    Lucia Guarnieri Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center

    Game-Based Learning in the Classroom
    Jeffrey Clark Cheektowaga Sloan UFSD

    Movin' Your Bod with the iPod
    Laurel Chiesa Fayetteville-Manlius CSD

    Growing Readers with a Healthy Mix of Daily 5, Cafe and iPads
    Nedra Isenberg Holland Patent CSD

    Google Chromebook Flipped Classroom Becomes a History Lab
    Ronald Kotlik Clarence CSD

  • 2012 Grant & Award Winners
    Award Winners
    Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award
    Jeremy Luft Ossining CSD

    Grant Winners
    Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award
    Gabriel Ackert Goshen CSD

    "RED" Hot Technology in the Science Classroom
    Padraic McCarthy Port Jervis CSD

    Authentic Scientific Experiences in the Middle School Classroom
    Kristen Howlett & Julianne Chamberlin Clarence CSD

    Enhancing Student Collaboration and Communication with Mobile Projection Technology Using Apple TV & iPads
    Laura Graceffa Poughkeepsie Day School

    Intercontinental Arguements - The Just War Ning
    Nicholas Lawrence East Bronx Academy for the Future

Grants & Awards

NYSCATE is honored to recognize key leaders in New York State.

In alignment with our mission statement, NYSCATE awards over $10,000 in grants annually to innovative ideas from our members and their classrooms. Grant Applications are now complete for 2017. All grant applications for 2018 are due prior to April 30, 2018.